Case in point. This place has apparently been there for ten years. Ten years
. And had received but a scant handful of Yelp mentions. Laura Hahnefeld wrote about it
in today's New Times, and I... uh... hopped in the car, headed over...
...and had a plate of tacos that I enjoyed more than any other I've had in Phoenix. This was so freaking delicious. The meat was tender and silky but had been seared hard to get a nice crisp around the edges, and the flavor was simply HUGE
. The tortillas were prefab and on the greasy side, and these were still
a couple of the tastiest tacos I've had in years. Onion and cilantro, a squeeze of lime, a touch of simple green or red salsa... done. And if there's anybody out there who's squeamish about cabeza, this is the place you'll get over it.
I also tried a gordita, which didn't hit the same level of awesome, but was still quite tasty. I was kind of chasing an impossible dream here. There was a gordita with potatoes and chorizo I had on a street corner in Mexico City a couple of years back that's still stuck in my head. But this was good -- extremely crisp on top, a little thicker and bready on the bottom, and a solid filling that probably would have shone better if I'd thought to salt it a bit.
I don't care if the rest of the menu sucks (though I strongly doubt it). Unless I happened to catch lightning in a bottle, those cabeza tacos alone make this a killer stop.
Dig, dig, dig. This stuff is out there.
I'm already thinking Foodnik Friday next week. Menu attached below.El Rinconcito Del D.F.
8901 N. 12th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85020